Include Renv library with github action check-r-package

Hey guys, first time here.

I am trying to automate my testing wth the github action check-r-package. However for some reason this action is not picking up my renv installed libraries. I double checked whether renv contained "shiny" and it did. So i am wondering why it doesn't use this on the check-r-package. I will show the github action and error response below.

Thanks for the help in advance!

name: 'Automation of Testing'

on: pull_request

jobs:
  automate-test:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - name: Checkout
        uses: actions/checkout@v3

      - name: Install dependencies
        run: |
          sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev
      - name: Setting up R
        uses: r-lib/actions/setup-r@v2

      - name: Installing and activating renv
        uses: r-lib/actions/setup-renv@v2

      - name: Install rcmdcheck
        shell: Rscript {0}
        run: renv::install("rcmdcheck")

      - name: Test package
        uses: r-lib/actions/check-r-package@v2
        with:
          upload-snapshots: true
Run r-lib/actions/check-r-package@v2
Run ## --------------------------------------------------------------------
ℹ Using R 4.2.2 (lockfile was generated with R 4.1.3)
── R CMD build ─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
* checking for file ‘.../DESCRIPTION’ ... OK
* preparing ‘CGI’:
* checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... OK
* checking for LF line-endings in source and make files and shell scripts
* checking for empty or unneeded directories
* building ‘CGI_0.0.1.tar.gz’

── R CMD check ─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
* using log directory ‘/home/runner/work/2022-03-Visualize-gene-expression-patterns-to-help-breast-cancer-researchers/2022-03-Visualize-gene-expression-patterns-to-help-breast-cancer-researchers/check/CGI.Rcheck’
* using R version 4.2.2 (2022-10-31)
* using platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)
* using session charset: UTF-8
* using options ‘--no-manual --as-cran’
* checking for file ‘CGI/DESCRIPTION’ ... OK
* this is package ‘CGI’ version ‘0.0.1’
* package encoding: UTF-8
* checking package namespace information ... OK
* checking package dependencies ... OK
* checking if this is a source package ... OK
* checking if there is a namespace ... OK
* checking for executable files ... OK
* checking for hidden files and directories ... OK
* checking for portable file names ... OK
* checking for sufficient/correct file permissions ... OK
* checking serialization versions ... OK
* checking whether package ‘CGI’ can be installed ... ERROR
Error: Installation failed.
See ‘/home/runner/work/2022-03-Visualize-gene-expression-patterns-to-help-breast-cancer-researchers/2022-03-Visualize-gene-expression-patterns-to-help-breast-cancer-researchers/check/CGI.Rcheck/00install.out’ for details.
* DONE

Status: 1 ERROR
See
  ‘/home/runner/work/2022-03-Visualize-gene-expression-patterns-to-help-breast-cancer-researchers/2022-03-Visualize-gene-expression-patterns-to-help-breast-cancer-researchers/check/CGI.Rcheck/00check.log’
for details.

── R CMD check results ────────────────────────────────────────── CGI 0.0.1 ────
Duration: 1.7s

❯ checking whether package ‘CGI’ can be installed ... ERROR
  See below...

── Install failure ─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────

* installing *source* package ‘CGI’ ...
** using staged installation
** R
** byte-compile and prepare package for lazy loading
Error: Error in library(shiny) : there is no package called ‘shiny’
Error: Error: unable to load R code in package ‘CGI’
Execution halted
Error: Error: R CMD check found ERRORs
ERROR: lazy loading failed for package ‘CGI’
Execution halted
* removing ‘/home/runner/work/2022-03-Visualize-gene-expression-patterns-to-help-breast-cancer-researchers/2022-03-Visualize-gene-expression-patterns-to-help-breast-cancer-researchers/check/CGI.Rcheck/CGI’

1 error ✖ | 0 warnings ✔ | 0 notes ✔
Error: Process completed with exit code 1.

Can you link to the build log please?

I can't actually send a link to the build log of the github action since it is a private repo. So the best thing i could do i send each inidividual step of the github action. Let me know if that is helpfull or which process you would like to see!

Well, ideally I would be able to run the code, instead of looking at the output. It takes a lot more effort and time to help you without a reproducible example. E.g. you could create a public repo that reproduces this issue, without the private details of the real package.